By Nikki Ekstein
May 02, 2016
Goran Factory

Meet the new breed of 360-degree cameras, which capture fully panoramic photos and videos that put you in the middle of the action. Here are our favorites:

Nikon’s KeyMission 360 has two top-of-theline lenses for crisp, super-focused images. It also shoots 4K Ultra HD video with vibration reduction, so your flicks are smooth and bump-free. And the camera is ready for all sorts of adventures: it’s waterproof up to 100 feet, dust-resistant, and able to withstand a six-foot drop.

Like most action cameras, the 360fly 4K can be mounted on a bike or helmet. It has a single ultraultra- wide-angle lens, so you’ll never detect any seams in the images. The Highlight Reel feature automatically edits your videos into shorts. $499.

Roughly the size of a tennis ball, the Panono has 36 lenses and can be mounted on a handheld stick. Use it with the companion app to store the large photo files in the cloud or easily post them to your social media channels. The coolest feature? Throw the Panono in the air and it will take a spherical panorama when it reaches its highest point. $1,499.

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